12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner
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— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Bus to Van Don Airport, Fly to Hoi An
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights


Hanoi — 3 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 29th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hanoi attractions app.

Hyderabad, India to Hanoi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Halong Bay — 1 night

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): head off the coast to Castaway Island and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hoi An.
Nature · Parks
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Hoi An — 3 nights

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 180.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Hoi An attractions planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hoi An by combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In October, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature
Side Trip
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Ho Chi Minh City — 4 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 7th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Vietnam travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.